Hi guys, is it possible to have checkboxes inside issue descriptions? Am just looking for a solution to help the assignee go through his checklist, the checkbox won't need to perform any query/ callback. Just simple onclick check and onclick uncheck.

Task clean the dishes

  • ☑ Remember to clean the bottom.
  • ☐ Washed it?
  • ☐ Check if clean.
  • ☐ Mark as done.

Thanks people!

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Hi James,

You might want to take a look at this add-on:


Nice addon, a slight overkill for what am trying to achieve. But does the job. Thanks.

i am not sure how to include this on description but i can suggest to do it another way.

i.e create a check box using html tags and append to desctiption(you can hide desctioption if you want) by using javascript and onselect of radio button you can fill description

That's an approach i might consider if there are no off the shelf solution. :) Thanks Rambanam.

Hey James,

you can add a popup when moving the issue to another state (transition).


Developer A wants to move Ticket B to Developer C for code review.

Once he tries to move the ticket in to this state, a popup is displayed. You can configure this popup with checkboxes as you mentioned. If this checkboxes are not "ticked" the transition is blocked. This way you make sure that your examples tasks above are read and done.

Hi Huseyin,

I don't think you understood the question. The checkboxes don't need to perform any action/ query/ or callback.

They are just there as a helpful checklist.

No need to perform any verification of the 'check' status of these checkboxes at all. The assignee can opt not to follow the checklist at all.


Hi James,

You can try using Smart Checklist Jira plugin:


It provides you with exactly what you were looking for:

  • Create checklists within the issue and let users tick off the tasks once they are completed. I would also like to mention an ability to save checklists as templates and use them for other tickets within the project.
  • Changing an item's status (within the checklist) from ToDo to In Progress, or Done.
  • View the issue progress from the Agile board, as for example 12/30, where 30 - the total number of items on the list, and 12 - the completed one's.
  • You can also use the editor which support Markdown formatting syntax (which is good for creation of big lists with headlines and groups) 
  • and more!

If you have any additional questions about the plugin, please let me know!

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